Teren is the CEO with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta and Executive Director of the Alberta Paraplegic Foundation. She has been in this role since 2005. Prior to that, she worked with Muscular Dystrophy Canada between 1993 and 2005 in roles including National Director of Programs, Prairies Executive Director and Provincial Services Director. Teren was appointed by the Federal Minister of Health to the inaugural Stem Cell Oversight committee and served for four years. She also served on the Advisory Committee for the Institute of Genetics, one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for four years. Teren earned a BN from the U of C and a Masters in Management from McGill University.